32 days in Montenegro Itinerary

32 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro trip planner

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Podgorica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Budva
— 7 nights
Drive
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Herceg-Novi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Žabljak
— 5 nights
Drive
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Plav
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kolašin Municipality
— 5 nights
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Podgorica

— 6 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Change things up with these side-trips from Podgorica: Nikšić (Slano Lake & The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog), Farma Magaraca Martinici (in Gradina) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Skadar, slough off your stress at Banya Wellness & Spa, and see the interesting displays at Marko Miljanov Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Podgorica is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Budva

— 7 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budva: Kotor (Bay of Kotor, Kotor Old City, &more), Our Lady of Health (in Špiljari) and Tivat (Porto Montenegro, Magical Montenegro, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Citadel, stroll through Jaz Beach, make a trip to Bar Stari Grad, and appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Budva trip planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Budva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi

— 4 nights
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
Change things up with these side-trips from Herceg-Novi: Banja Monastery (in Risan), Indigo Blue Sailing (in Kotor) and Perast (Our Lady of the Rocks & Smekja Palace). Next up on the itinerary: visit Herceg Novi Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Mirko Komnenovich, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Savina Monastery.

Plan my day in Herceg-Novi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Budva to Herceg-Novi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Herceg-Novi, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Žabljak

— 5 nights
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Žabljak: Canyon Nevidio (in Savnik Municipality), Hussein-Pahas Mosque (in Pljevlja) and Krnovo Wind Farm (in Krnovo). On the 9th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, don't miss a visit to Stecci, and hit the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Žabljak attractions planning tool.

Getting from Herceg-Novi to Žabljak by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plav.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plav

— 3 nights
If you choose to vacation in Plav, you'll reach the town by a road following the river Lim, which flows through a landscape dominated by the country's highest mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plav: Berane (Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, Kaludra Monastery, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Prokletije National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Plav Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Redžepagić Tower, and make a trip to Ali Pasha Springs.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plav trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Žabljak to Plav in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kolašin Municipality.

Things to do in Plav

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolašin Municipality

— 5 nights
Kolašin Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolašin Municipality: Kom Vasojevicki (in Andrijevica), Ski Centar Vucje (in Nikšić) and Mojkovac (Zabojsko Lake & Old Bridge). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Resort Kolašin 1450, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Memorial Cemetery at Breza, and don't miss a visit to Cultural Center Kolasin.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolašin Municipality itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Plav to Kolašin Municipality takes 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kolašin Municipality

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.